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Ch 12: AP Biology - DNA Replication: Tutoring Solution

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The DNA Replication chapter of this AP Biology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about DNA replication. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the DNA replication processes required in a typical AP biology course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other AP biology work.
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  • Struggle with understanding conservative, semi-conservative, and dispersive models, or any other DNA replication topic
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Learning Objectives

  • Define DNA replication.
  • Explain how helicase unzips the DNA double helix.
  • Describe the initiation of DNA replication by DNA polymerase and RNA primase.
  • Discuss the role of the leading strand and enzymes in DNA replication.

6 Lessons in Chapter 12: AP Biology - DNA Replication: Tutoring Solution
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What Is DNA Replication? - Conservative, Semi-Conservative & Dispersive Models

1. What Is DNA Replication? - Conservative, Semi-Conservative & Dispersive Models

How do we know that DNA replication is semi-conservative? How do we know it's not conservative or dispersive? Let's follow the famous experiment by Meselson and Stahl to find out!

How Helicase Unwinds the DNA Double Helix in Preparation for Replication

2. How Helicase Unwinds the DNA Double Helix in Preparation for Replication

How does semi-conservative replication begin? Discover how DNA helicase creates a replication fork to unwind the complicated DNA molecule and allow daughter strands to form on the parental template.

How DNA Polymerase and RNA Primase Initiate DNA Replication

3. How DNA Polymerase and RNA Primase Initiate DNA Replication

How do enzymes assist in starting DNA replication? In this lesson, we explore the work of a contributing enzyme, DNA polymerase, and learn how the RNA primer is made by the action of RNA primase.

DNA Replication: The Leading Strand and DNA Polymerase Activities

4. DNA Replication: The Leading Strand and DNA Polymerase Activities

How does replication occur in the antiparallel DNA molecule? In this lesson, explore the significance of the leading and lagging strands, and learn how Okazaki fragments and RNA ligase make DNA replication possible.

DNA Replication: Review of Enzymes, Replication Bubbles & Leading and Lagging Strands

5. DNA Replication: Review of Enzymes, Replication Bubbles & Leading and Lagging Strands

Feeling lost in the thorny details of DNA replication? This lesson provides an overview of semi-conservative replication, with a focus on putting together all of the concepts involved. We'll review the work of each enzyme on our way to completing the big picture of DNA replication.

Lysogenic Cycle of a Virus: Definition & Steps

6. Lysogenic Cycle of a Virus: Definition & Steps

Once a virus infects one of your cells, it begins to replicate. Some viruses make hundreds of copies of themselves and then escape their host. Lysogenic viruses choose a different path. They can actually insert their genetic material into your DNA.

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